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Professor of Social Policy, Loughborough University

Donald is a former journalist and international policy consultant, who was Poverty Adviser to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation for the ten years prior to joining Loughborough University in 2008. He played a central role in establishing A Minimum Income Standard for the United Kingdom, CRSP's ongoing research programme showing what incomes households need for an acceptable standard of living as agreed by members of the public. From 2012 to 2022 he was the Director of the Centre for Research in Social Policy.


  • 2015–2022
    Professor, Loughborough University